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What This Week’S HFPA And SAG Nods Mean–And Don’T–In Terms Of Oscar

16 December 2010 6:43 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Over the past decade, there have been 14 performances nominated by both HFPA and SAG but not nominated by the Academy (one or two a year, on average):

Hayden Christensen (“Life as a House,” 2001) for best supporting actor Cameron Diaz (“Vanilla Sky,” 2001) for best supporting actress Cate Blanchett (“Bandits,” 2002) for best actress or best supporting actress* Richard Gere (“Chicago,” 2002) for best actor Dennis Quaid (“Far From Heaven,” 2002) for best supporting actor Evan Rachel Wood (“Thirteen,” 2003) for best actress Maria Bello (“The Cooler,” 2003) for best supporting actress Paul Giamatti (“Sideways,” 2004) for best actor Russell Crowe (“Cinderella Man,” 2005) for best actor Ziyi Zhang (“Memoirs of a Geisha,” 2005) for best actress Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Departed,” 2006) for best actor or best supporting actor* Ryan Gosling (“Lars and the Real Girl,” 2007) for best actor Angelina Jolie (“A Mighty Heart,” 2007) for best actress Kate Winslet (“Revolutionary Road,” 2008) for best actress

*HFPA nominated for lead; SAG nominated »

- Scott Feinberg

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Hayden Christensen Exits Paradigm For UTA; Update: Former Agent Speaks Out

3 December 2010 9:15 AM, PST | Deadline Hollywood | See recent Deadline Hollywood news »

Friday Update: I've just heard from Paradigm's Jim Osbourne, who tells me Hayden Christensen moved to the agency's David Guillod 5 months ago and offers this explanation about the actor: "He wouldn't read for Clint Eastwood's Hereafter, he passed on Afterlife opposed Liam Neeson, he passed on Cheri opposite Michelle Pfeiffer. It's so competitive for young actors right now that sitting on a farm in Toronto is not going to get him a job." Thursday: The 29-year-old actor had been at Paradigm, and before that at Icm, with Jim Osborne. He just co-starred in Sony’s Takers and will next appear in film Vanishing On 7th Street. But his career never took off -- and it should have -- after his turn as Anakin Skywalker in the second and third Star Wars prequels or his breakout role in the 2001 film Life As A House. Christensen and his brother Tove »


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Kevin Kline Exclusive Interview – The Extra Man Star On His Goal To “Stop Acting,” John Cleese’s Influence, Working With Muppets, and a Lot More

15 August 2010 2:06 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Kevin Kline is misunderstood.  His performances on stage and screen over the past four decades are so seamless that audiences often attribute his characters’ traits to him.  That is, of course, a tricky proposition that he observes with a healthy dose of humor.

Kline mused on the topic and several more in an interview leading up to the release of The Extra Man, which opened in several major markets this weekend as part of its continued national rollout.  Hit the jump for the audio and transcript, along with tales of his love for Ricky Gervais, why he’d never run for President and John Cleese’s humorous take on Kline’s performance in The Big Chill.

Kevin Kline’s career path started on a piano bench.  Born and raised in St. Louis, he entered the University of Indiana as a music major before a freshman year acting class convinced him to switch to theater. »

- Ron Messer

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SAG Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

7 January 2010 9:02 AM, PST | | See recent Backstage news »

Kevin Bacon, 'Taking Chance'In this powerful, fact-based film, skillfully crafted as a visually moving journey, Kevin Bacon stars as Lt. Col. Mike Strobl, an officer making his way across America, who unintentionally touches the lives of the people he meets while escorting the body of Pfc. Chance Phelps back to his hometown of Dubois, Wyo. A dedicated Marine, Strobl is conflicted by not being on the front lines, instead relegated to life behind a desk in a cubicle. Hoping for inner resolution, he volunteers for escort duty.In an online interview with HBO, when asked what about the role surprised him the most, Bacon responded, "Actually, the whole process of making the film. It felt in some ways similar to what I imagined the original journey to be." Bacon is no stranger to difficult or diverse roles, collecting kudos, nominations, and awards for his broad range of characters »

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